The Audubon’s Nebraska Crane Festival celebrates the arrival of vast numbers of Sandhill Cranes and various waterfowl that have been migrating. Begun in 1971, the festival focuses on education about the environment and wildlife. The 2014 schedule is packed with activities to keep the whole family busy, including birding trips, photography workshops, an historic tour, the Wild Experience Room, a banquet and more. Speakers will include Jen Smith of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (discussing the effects of wind farms on Greater Prairie Chickens), Kent Skagg & Kevin Poague of Audubon Nebraska (with Birding 101), Wayne Mollhoff (talking about the Second Nebraska Breeding Bird Atlas Project), Mary Harner of The Crane Trust (looking at sandhill crane behaviour) and others.
Date: 20-23 March 2014
Location: Kearney, Nebraska, United States of America
For 6 weeks – late February to early April – more than 80% percent of the world’s population of Sandhill Cranes converge on Central Nebraska’s Platte River. March 22-31, 2013 Kearney (Sandhill Crane Capital of the World), Gibbon and Minden Nebraska will hold its annual Sandhill Crane Festival. 10 days of fun filled education, family activities, entertainment and community wide events.For more information visit www.cranewatchfestival.com/
Dates: 22-31 March 2013
Cities: Kearney, Gibbon and Minden
Country: United States
Presented by Audubon Nebraska, Nebraska Bird Partnership and Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary, the Rivers and Wildlife Celebration sees bird and wildlife enthusiasts gathering to celebrate the migration of waterfowl and 500 000 sandhill cranes through central Nebraska. Visitors to the event can enjoy crane viewing, excursions to wetlands and lakes and The Wild Experience Room. Keynote speakers will be David yarnold, Dr. Richard Beilfuss and Rick Wright.
Date: 17 to 20 March 2011
Venue: Holiday Inn Convention Center
Country: United States of America